Tommy Stevens' decision to transfer away from Penn State has paid off. The fifth-year senior has officially been named the starting quarterback at Mississippi State.
Stevens looked like a lock to be the Nittany Lions' starter following the 2018 season, but foot surgery in December forced him to be limited in spring ball, allowing Sean Clifford to make up some ground and make it a competition.
Rather than hinge to start at the collegiate level on a quarterback competition, he opted to head down to Mississippi State and join former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead. The Bulldogs were looking to replace longtime starter Nick Fitzgerald, so the move made perfect sense for all parties.
The Bulldogs open their season on Saturday, August 31 against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. Kickoff is set for 12:00 eastern.
Best of luck, Tommy!